Transferring an active domain involves switching the registrar company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to register your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

With a website hosting from us, you’ll exert full control over your domains through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, on the condition that the particular generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock symbol that you’ll see next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will allow you to edit that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can initiate the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to complete the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with our company is exceptionally easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right you will notice a padlock-like icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will find out whether the given domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will change instantly and you’ll be able to start the transfer procedure without the need to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.